On Saturday, President Donald Trump hosted 25 living recipients of the Medal of Honor at the White House in recognition of the rarely-celebrated Medal of Honor Day.
But being awarded the the nation's highest military award doesn't happen often. The medal has only been conferred just 18 times after more than a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Many recipients lose their lives in the act that the award recognizes.
But some, like retired Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter — who received the...